5 things to consider when looking to retrofit to Energy Efficient Lighting.
With energy costs continuing to rise, the impact on businesses across California, makes investing in energy saving lighting even more important than ever.
Energy is a significant controllable cost for most businesses and the more energy you save in your business the more money drops to the bottom line.
Energy efficient lighting is an obvious choice for businesses looking to reduce energy consumption and save money. The return on investment is easily demonstrated. Aurora Lighting can show you how you can save.
Since the 1990s there has been a consistent acceptance by businesses to increase lighting energy efficiency. This has been driven by environmental awareness and the opportunity to improve the lighting experience and to save money on electrical expenses.
In the past Industrial and manufacturing plants historically have been illuminated by mercury vapor and metal halide lights which, when compared to modern lighting solutions, are very expensive to operate.
In recent years, the development of LED lighting can now provide a real opportunity for businesses to move towards a more efficient lighting option.
Aurora Lighting offers five tips for the manufacturing industry looking to retrofit energy efficient lighting:
- Examine your options before you commit to a technology.
Lighting and control technologies are ever changing, and evolve quickly. Assessing the market can be time consuming and complex. Think about what is best for your company in the long term.
- Consider the needs of all who will be using the work-space.
Lighting levels, beam angles and colors will determine your lighting experience. Will the result comply with California standards? Will they comply with your stakeholders’ expectations? Make sure that you are aware that interior lighting for retail and commercial purposes comes in a range of light levels, color spectrums and output shapes for different purposes.
- Invest in lighting controls.
Occupancy sensors and daylight sensors can lower your energy bills, particularly in low traffic areas such as stairwells, meeting rooms, utility rooms and car parks. Intuitive and locally controlled lights are becoming increasingly cost effective for these environments. Use flexible lighting solutions in areas that are not constantly in use, e.g. shift work. Most current energy efficient alternatives allow you to dim or turn off areas when not in use, without worrying about long warm up times.
- Make informed decisions when choosing suppliers.
Choose your suppliers and installers on experience and reputation, as well as price. Always check your warranties, order times and service expectations before you place an order. Aurora Lighting works with many of the top manufactures in the industry and can help lead you to the right solution.
- Have light intensity that suits each individual work area’s needs.
Optimizing energy efficiency means delivering the right amount of light, no more and no less, to the work-space. You can do this through the right combination of fittings, lamps and controls.